Tag Archive: somali-basin
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Piracy Collapses in Somalia

Armed guards and naval forces suppressing piracy in the region. Piracy Collapses in Somalia, But Don’t Celebrate Just Yet by Lizabeth Paulat Piracy has long plagued the Somali coastline, creating an estimated loss of ...
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Drop in Piracy

Pirate attacks off Somalia dropped to zero for the first full month since the menace emerged more than five years ago, new figures show. Piracy attacks drop to zero for first ...
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Counter-Piracy

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in the Gulf of Aden to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. USS ...
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Latest Update

NATO’s latest piracy update clearly states that the monsoon season is over; with pirate activities noticeably increasing. NATO naval forces disrupted the activities of the mothership reported 300nm east of Socotra ...
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Fire Starters

Piracy has returned with a vengeance following the end of the monsoon season, as a Greek vessel was set ablaze after an attack in the Somali Basin. Pirates hit Cyprus Maritime’s ...
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BMP4 Launch

The long awaited and much vaunted Best Management Practice 4 (BMP4) is currently being printed and due for distribution in early September. The NATO Shipping Centre is directing interested parties to ...
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Weather Window

The weather conditions in the Arabian Sea and northern Somali Basin remain  poor with wave height forecast to exceed 5 meters in the Arabian Sea towards the weekend. The central Somali ...
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Somali Survey

Royal Navy survey ship “HMS Echo” is supporting the anti-piracy effort in the Indian Ocean by updating badly-needed charts of the region and eliminating no-go areas for Allied warships. Not only ...
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Skiff Response

On the morning of June 10, the EUNAVFOR German warship “FGS Niedersachsen” detected a suspected Pirate Action Group (PAG) in the Southern Somali Basin. The pirates, which were suspected of carrying ...
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Summer 2010

By Stephen Askins With the summer monsoons pushing into the Somali basin, another piracy “season” ends and the depressing cycle shows no real signs of being tamed. Headlines suggest an improvement but ...